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Intranquilo: On Edge

Item date(s): 2010

Thorsten Dennerline  - (illustrated by)
Jorge Accame  - (text by)
Jonathan Pitcher  - (translated by)

Pages: unpaged
Size: 380mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #2/40

Place publication: n.p.
Publisher: The Bird Press

Additional notes:
Text in Spanish and English.

This book was made in an edition of forty numbered copies, with five special copies numbers A.P. I-V.

Joshua Heller. Cat 39.

Printed in black for Spanish language, and in red for English. Digital printing by Derek Cracco at Ink to Paper in Birmingham, Alabama, on Kitakata paper. The drawings were printed from lithographic stones at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium (Thorsten Dennerline), at Corridor Press in Otelo, New York (Tim Sheesley), and one image at Bennington College, Vermont (Thorsten Dennerline). The original Spanish texts were translated into English by Jonathan Pitcher. Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress in Hadley, Massachusetts printed the letters on Arches Velin papers. Mark Tomlinson bound the edition in red cloth with a strip of a detail of an illusstration as decoration on the front board: grey endpapers. No. 2 in an edition of 40 numbered and signed copies, plus 5 A.P. copies. Signed by Thorsten Dennerline.

Colophon - "Jorge Accame and I began discussing this project in the fall of 2005. The collaborative aspect of the work began in the fall of 2006 and continued until 2008 when the last texts and images were finished." - Dennerline. Prologue: "I met Thorsten Dennerline by chance during a residency at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. We immediately hit it off. He spoke a fair amount of Spanish: I, some English, and with limited resources we understood that we had similar ideas on life and art. We would meet over breakfast, at dinner, and later during the games in the main hall. We soon realized (or rather, I knew at once) that we could do a project together. We threw a few ideas on the table, and landed this one: to tell a short story together in words and images. At least two risks presented themselves; first, we wanted to avoid slipping into an illustrated text; images and words should contribute to the furthering of the action, without repeating themselves or getting in each other’s way. Thorsten then proposed starting the story with an image, I responded with words, to which Thorsten answered with another image, and so on up until the end. Because of this alternating, we had to be careful to maintain the thread of the story and the continuity of our narration.

"Halfway through, I had the impresson that the story was heading in a cleraer direction. I senses that it could be about the night beforre Gregor Samsa changes into an insect. From that moment of suspect certainly we tightened its reins, both forwards and backwards.

"I deeply enjoyed this work. The images that Thorsten proposed to me always caused a pleasant anxiety until I managed to come up with the path to follow."

- Jorge Accame.

Statement: "It has been my great pleasure to collaborate with Jore Accame on this project and I am very happy to see it in its final form. The process of each person continuing the narrative where the other person left off, using our respective media, allowed us to expand beyond the confines of a simple illustrated text. As a result, the final work documents a kind of dialogue that evolved organically between image and text. I am excited about the surreal space we managed to occuply between the different worlds of our languages, of North and South, of texts and images, of photography and drawing, and of words and poetry. Most importantly, however, I like to think it has become something of its own, a kind of collaged world or hybrid landscape." - Thorsten Dennerline.

"Special thanks to all who contributed to the project, especially the editors, friends, spongers, pencil sharpeners and colleages. This project was partially supported by faculty grants from Bennington College."

Ref: GB/12714

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